Mad Max: Fury Road is the perfect summer flick. Action, action,… MoreMad Max: Fury Road is the perfect summer flick. Action, action, action, a little story, and a guy hanging by rope on the front of a truck playing a guitar that shoots fire.
This is not a remake, but a continuation of the adventures of Max Rockatansky. Tom Hardy is probably the most versatile actors in todays cinema, and he solidifies himself as the new Mad Max. The supporting cast is great. I've like Nicholas Holt since he was the weird looking kid in About a Boy, and he's minding the roles he's taking rather well. As much as I thought this was going to be a stretch for him, Nicholas did a very good job.
The movie loses a little of the craziness they introduce at the beginning as it moves along, but with the visions he has at the beginning, it's not such a bad thing. There is ZERO depth to the little story in Fury Road; this movie was made to blow your mind visually, not to spark an in-depth discussion on post-apocalyptic living or water shortages.
Mad Max: Fury Road needs to be seen in theaters for those of you who enjoy the big action that summer movies have to offer. It's an over the top film with spectacular cinematography.
In the worst cast movie I've seen in quite a while, and worst choice… MoreIn the worst cast movie I've seen in quite a while, and worst choice of movies for Reece Witherspoon to be in, there wasn't much to keep my attention. The director was unable to figure out what she wanted the movie to be, and everything she tried failed.
Sofia Vergara was even miscast in Hot Pursuit. She's funny and gorgeous, but was an unnecessary character here, and had NO chemistry with Witherspoon. And I never thought that was possible. Witherspoon must have gotten a huge payday for showing up. The lack of effort was certainly there. They must have all known this was going nowhere from the get-go.
Sure I laughed at a few scenes, but I would have had a much better time (and laughed a LOT more) spending the money I paid to see this mess on some beer and hanging out with my friends for a couple hours. Skip it.
The extent of how bad Maggie is can't be explained easily using words.… MoreThe extent of how bad Maggie is can't be explained easily using words. It must be witnessed by those who are curious. Mind you, this is NOT a recommendation to watch it, but a warning to those who would.
The length of Maggie aside, this thing dragged on due to the monotone nature and lack of creativity. There is more one situation after another with an eventual build to a bellyflop of and ending. While only a couple of actors in Maggie are recognizable at first glance, most of the supporting cast is full of actors you've seen in minor roles in major movies. Every actors hands are tied (including Arnold and Abigail's) by the lame story with bad dialogue. Any opportunity someone has to address this angle of Zombiism and the dilemmas created here in the future is ruined. Most people with this idea could have come up with something better.
Maggie has some of the worst cinematography I believe I've seen in quite some time. Disastrous.
If I was forced between watching Maggie again for some free concessions or Paul Blart 2, you can bet I'm going to be watching a fat man on a Segway (WARNING: this is NOT a recommendation to watch Paul Blart 2). Save your time and money. This includes when Maggie comes to a movie channel.
Slightly better than the first, Avengers: Age of Ultron finds another… MoreSlightly better than the first, Avengers: Age of Ultron finds another way to make having such a powerful group necessary. They all (yes,even Hawkeye) do their parts to save the earth.The story is still a little shallow, but they do manage more character development than the first.
Relationships form, improve, and begin to fall apart, where in the first, they just kept their distance. The creation and progression of Ultron is excellent. Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch get a great introduction into the world of The Avengers. Hawkeye is made more personable.
I'll more than likely go see The Avengers: Age of Ultron in theaters again when there are less people. You should too.
Ex Machina is a deeply flawed yet enjoyable film. The idea is great. I… MoreEx Machina is a deeply flawed yet enjoyable film. The idea is great. I was excited about this movie, and think if it were better done, we'd be watching it in November/December for some award mentions.
The cast was perfect. Familiar faces of very good actors keep Ex Machina going, as the story lacks depth and doesn't give any of the characters a chance to have any chemistry. I wasn't able to develop attach to them either. This ended up being a problem as the movie progressed. There were things going on later in the movie that had nothing that lead up to them. The end wasn't entirely impactful because of this. The entire story was good enough, but with everything it lacked, remained neutered.
Ex Machina is ultimately an entertaining movie that gets a pass in my book. This was Alex Garland's first directorial attempt and he needs help. Hopefully Garland gets better at translating what he writes onto the big screen. If he gets even close he'll put out some great films.
The signal is the prequel to a good movie. With a limited budget, this… MoreThe signal is the prequel to a good movie. With a limited budget, this is probably the best they could do, but editing this down to the first 15 minutes of a movie would make for a great one. I watched this on a whim, and thought it was just shy of being something good.
The most I can say about Unfriended is that it's original. Every once… MoreThe most I can say about Unfriended is that it's original. Every once in a while it's nice to see something new come out. The problem with this horror movie is that it isn't scary or interesting. I didn't even get upset that some people behind us were so bored that they started talking.
The don't leave a computer screen and everything happens on Skype. There is a lame little story that brings bullying into play, and the rest of the story is pretty straightforward also. There was only one thing that happened that sat me up, otherwise I could have played a game on my phone while the movie was showing.
I guess they've already said they're going to make a sequel (with a cost of $1 million and making $15 million on opening weekend, it's no surprise) and I just hope they get better. Even with the originality here, I don't think Unfriended is even worth seeing.